B.A. in Jazz Vocal And Instrumental Performances Kodolanyi Janos University (KJU)
In our Székesfehérvár campus, there are ample possibilities to record and practice: we provide our students with rehearsal rooms, practice spaces, and recording studios. In addition, there are numerous local and international concert opportunities where students can present the talents they have mastered and build a foundation for their future musical careers.
The KJU’s infrastructure is outstanding, with classrooms and studios suitable for individual practice open 24 hours a day, in addition to classroom activities for individual, smaller or larger band practice.
The department organizes opportunities for solos, and band performances so that prospective artists can acquire a proper stage routine. Our students can specialize in pop, rock, ethnic and pop culture management as well as get to know the world of musicals.
It is an exclusive major because:
- All our students are welcome to join the masterclasses offered by distinguished and world-famous jazz &pop artists such as: Will Kennedy, Gary Willis, John Gunther, Kurya Makoto, Brandon Fields, and Dörnyei Gábor.
- Students can study a semester in foreign universities through the Erasmus+ Mobility Program.
- After completing the bachelor’s degree, our students can carry on post-graduate studies at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music or other outstanding international Jazz universities.
The goals of the program are to train professional performers who may contribute to and spread local and international musical culture. Relying on their practical and theoretical training, using their sophisticated musical finesse, technique, and shaping skills graduates can meet artistic challenges in orchestras and choirs as well as chamber ensembles. Graduates are capable of playing an active role in musical institutions. Graduates possess articulate musical skills, appropriate vocal, instrumental and theoretical knowledge to pursue further studies at an M.A. program.
Structure of the program
- Theoretical and Literacy Music Studies
- Theory and History of Music
- Instrumental Practice
- Internship: Participation at national and international musical competitions; Contributions to recordings; Summer schools; performing at university events, municipal or county events, festival
- Free Electives
Domains of study
Theory of Classical Music and Solfege, Foundation Course in Acoustics, Jazz History, Jazz Theory, History of Classical Music, Folk Music, The Kodály-Method in Music Education, Small Band and Improvisation Practice, Contemporary Music Practice, Big-and Small Band Orchestration, Section Rehearsal, and Improvisation Practice
One-to-one performance-development of the chosen instrument/jazz singing.
Specialized focus areas
jazz bass guitar; jazz drums; jazz guitar; jazz piano; jazz saxophone; jazz singing; jazz trombone; jazz trumpet